Head Gardeners

Head Gardeners


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An updated and expanded edition of the acclaimed Head Gardeners - winner of the Garden Media Guild Inspirational Book of the Year Award This paperback edition includes interviews with two new head gardeners, Stephen Griffith of Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Dorset; and Fiona Dennis on her work at Charleston Farmhouse, East Sussex. There are also updates on all the gardeners featured in the hardback edition: Ned Price, Fergus Garrett, Paul Paulford, Mick Evans, Beatrice Krehl, Troy Scott Smith, Lucille Savin, Alistair Clark, Carol Sales, Andrew Woodall, Michael Walker, Martin Ogle, Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781910258323
Publisher: Pimpernel Press
Publication date: 04/08/2021
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,049,425
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ambra Edwards is the author of The Story of the English Garden and Gardening in a Changing Climate. A regular contributor to the Guardian, the Telegraph, Gardens Illustrated and Country Living, she has twice been awarded the title of Garden Journalist of the Year by the Garden Media Guild. Charlie Hopkinson is a portrait and landscape photographer specializing in the arts, gardening and landscape. 

Table of Contents

Introduction: On behalf of gardeners 8

The Naturalist: Ned Price, The Weir, Herefordshire 26

The Generous Gardener: Fergus Garrett, Great Dixter, East Sussex 40

A Survivor's Tale: Paul Pulford, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London 58

But is it Art?: Mick Evans, Packwood House, Warwickshire 72

Gardening Like a Cow: Beatrice Krehl, Waltham Place, Berkshire 90

Is A Man Up To The Job?: Troy Scott Smith, Sissinghurst Castle, Kent 106

Space For Thought: Lucille Savin, Merton College, Oxford 124

What's the Big Idea?: Alistair Clark, Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Dumfries 138

Mending What is Broken: Carol Sales, Headley Court, Surrey 154

Planting for Posterity: Andrew Woodall, Broughton Grange, Oxfordshire 170

The Show Must Go On: Michael Walker, Trentham Gardens, Staffordshire 186

Mission Impossible: Martin Ogle, Lowther Castle, Cumbria 202

Partners in Perfectionism: Jim Buckland & Sarah Wain, West Dean Gardens, West Sussex 220

Visitor information 236

Index 237

Acknowledgements 240

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